The mission of SICD is to support social and economical development
by facilitating the development of clusters, innovations and innovation systems.

 


NEWS

* Our acronym SICD now stands for Sustainability Innovations in Cooperation for Development. SICD is a cooperation body with R&D&I projects and programs presently hosted by Södertörn University and closely linked to Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology.

* The Director of SICD is Dr Tomas Kjellqvist, Södertörn University, since 2017.

* SICD is the Swedish cooperating partner in the Sida funded Tanzanian program Fostering Innovation for Sustainable Socio Economic Development, 2017-2020. The other two partners are Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO).

* SICD is the Swedish cooperating partner in the Rwandan program Innovation and use of research results as an Integral Part of UR Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening, a sub program on Innovation in the bilateral agreement with the University of Rwanda, see link.  University of Rwanda  is organized in 6 colleges. The present Sida supported bilateral agreement with the UR – Sweden Innovation sub program has been instrumental in the newly established Centre of Innovationen placed directly under the Vice Chancellor.

* The book The Role of Universities in Inclusive Innovation – cluster development in East Africa, edited by Birgitta Rydhagen and Lena Trojer, published by Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, full text pdf

 

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CLUSTERPEDIA free to download

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SICD is originated from a collaboration between Swedish and East African partners since 2003 and Bolivian partners since 2007.

The collaboration between SICD and Pan-African Competitiveness Forum (PACF) was formalized by PACF Council in 2011.

The host organization of SICD
2004 – 2008
VINNOVA
2008 – 2015
Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Research division of Technoscience Studies, Campus Karlshamn, Sweden.
2015 – 2017
Lund University, LU Open followed by  Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Sweden.
2017 -
Södertörn University, The School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.